Introducing Hit Songs Deconstructed Essentials!

A whole new way to experience Hit Songs Deconstructed.


Brought to you by the same team that created Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO, Hit Songs Deconstructed Essentials is a streamlined version developed specifically for the individual songwriter, producer and music industry professional.

Think of the PRO Report as the novel and the Essentials Report as “Cliffs Notes”. The Essentials Report delivers the high-level takeaways from the PRO report.

Each report delivers the most important songwriting and production techniques being used in a current top-charting hit. Key points and insightful analysis are illustrated through charts, graphs and commentary, providing you with an in-depth understanding of what made the song a hit at the compositional level. 

By studying today’s hits you’ll become privy to the wealth of songwriting and production techniques that made these songs a success. You’ll gain insight into HOW and WHY these songs are connecting with such a large audience. These reports provide you with tools to continuously take your craft to new heights.

You can either purchase Essentials as an individual report or you can sign-up for a subscription, which also includes access to the quarterly Genre Report and the IMMERSION database.

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:

Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:

This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:

The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Essentials PRO Premiere
The Hit Songs Deconstructed Report Essentials Edition
The Genre Report
IMMERSION Searchable Database
The Hit Songs Deconstructed Report PRO Edition
Trend Report
IMMERSION Trend Search
Unlimited Access to Virtual Workshops (Valued at $299/workshop)


  • Prince Charles Alexander
    Grammy Award winning producer, audio engineer, recording artist and professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music

    "It is such a great tool that I’m showcasing it in live forums at Berklee College of Music and looking forward to integrating it into the songwriting and music production curriculums."

  • The Hollywood Reporter

    "A new report on hit songwriting trends was published last week and some of its findings are fascinating!"

  • KC Porter
    Grammy winning producer/songwriter/recording artist Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Boyz II Men, Selena

    "I am honestly blown away by the amount of information you provide on each of these songs, practically like a thesis deserving of a degree. From a songwriting standpoint, so much of this information is so helpful, and the time saving benefits are enormous."

  • Jason Blume
    Songwriter w/50 million album sales and top-selling author, Billboard Books

    "It’s an amazing tool – and one I highly recommend to my students and collaborators throughout the world."

  • Shalik Berry
    Vice President of A&R, Epic Records

    "I love the in-depth charts and explanations. I’m looking to incorporate some of your questions in my A&R style."

  • James R. Leach Jr.
    Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations/West Coast Operations, SESAC, Inc.

    "Great work in technically breaking down this song in a way that will help aspiring writers and producers! Keep up the great service!"

  • John Braheny
    Author of The Craft and Business of Songwriting

    "You have given songwriters a great new tool, the beauty of which is that it reflects current trends."

  • Eric Hurt
    Creative Director, Universal Music Publishing Group / Brentwood Benson

    "As a Creative Director for a large music publisher, I find the site VERY valuable. I’m a fan."

  • David Trotter
    Co-Founder, Creative Director, and Producer, Studio 51 Music

    "I highly recommend Hit Songs Deconstructed. It is an insightful and detailed description of the craft of writing hit music for today’s music markets. I read it every month to keep sharp, and ahead of the curve."